Wildlife

Endangered Idaho Snail Losing Habitat
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Christopher Smith, Associated Press

A decade ago, Bruneau hot springsnails were at the center of a national battle over federal laws designed to protect endangered species. Today, years after the lawsuits were decided and most of the rhetoric retired, they are closer to extinction than ever before.

Horse Meat, Kale and Crickets on Menu at Bronx Zoo
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Jonathan Oatis, Reuters

More than 4,500 animals from more than 500 species are on display at the 265-acre Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. It is the flagship of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs most of the city's zoos.

Researchers Say Warming May Change Amazon
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Global warming could spell the end of the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, transforming the Amazon into a grassy savanna before end of the century, researchers said.

Welcome 2007, the Year of the Dolphin
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The UN Convention on Migratory Species has declared 2007 the Year of the Dolphin. Here are some key facts about dolphins.

Researchers Use Yellowstone As CO2 Lab
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers studying plants and trees near Yellowstone National Park's thermal vents hope to glean an indication of how rising carbon dioxide emissions could affect vegetation worldwide a century from now.

Thailand Tree Apes Use Song As Warning
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Turns out humans aren't the only primates using songs to warn of life's dangers and travails. White-handed gibbons in Thailand's forests have been found to communicate threats from predators by singing.

Famed NYC Hawk Sees Bald Eagle Soar By
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Richard Pyle, Associated Press

Pale Male, the famed red-tailed hawk of Central Park, was perched on the 22nd floor of the swank Beresford apartment building on Wednesday when the national emblem of the United States soared past, carrying a large fish in its talons.

FDA Set to OK Food From Cloned Animals
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

The government has decided that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling. The Food and Drug Administration planned to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning.

Defiant British Foxhunters Turn Out for Boxing Day
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Astrid Zweynert, Reuters

British hunters took to fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Tuesday in a show of determination to maintain the tradition despite the ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.

Polar Bears May Be Listed As Threatened
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Bush administration, under legal pressure from three environmental groups, will propose listing polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, The Washington Post reported.

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